Janine looked up from the commlink. Her mouth opened as though to
scream, but only a whisper came out. "No…"
Terill fairly leapt over the seats. "What's happened?" When Terill
was upset or worried, he spoke in tight, clipped phrases.
"They've quarantined Luxen."
"But we just-"
Janine shook her head. "We didn't make it out. Missed the window.
We're blacklisted." She punched a few buttons and brought up the
"'Shoot on sight,'" Terill read. "How much fuel do we have?"
They both stared at the console screen for a time as the ship drifted
through the void.
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